How Overnight Shipping Works

  • Published on:  2/13/2018
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    FedEx 767, Fedex a300, Allegiant Airlines Md-83, Prime Air video courtesy PDX aviation
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    UPS 747-8 video courtesy UPS
    FedEx footage courtesy FedEx

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  • Blake Belladonna
    Blake Belladonna 6 hours ago

    Mail just goes into a factory, gets sorted, then gets put on a plane, on the trucks, then at ur door?

  • George Espino
    George Espino 6 hours ago

    Fed Ex Express is impressive as hell, I see it from the inside, it is borderline unbelievable that the world is just a plane ride away.

  • Kaight Conheady
    Kaight Conheady 7 hours ago

    Hmm, the last time I used Fed ex "overnight shipping" (for a singular document), from New York to Vienna, it cost me 85 dollars and took 6 days to get to me (shipped Thurs, arrived wednesday. Now I am skeptical of any overnight shipping

  • dilyo624
    dilyo624 yesterday

    Funny story. My FedEx package came from California, went to Memphis and then came back up to Alberta Canada which is more west

  • Mouse Cop
    Mouse Cop 2 days ago

    Oh yeah yeah

  • kelvin de jesus
    kelvin de jesus 2 days ago

    I actually work for fedex in Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 SDQA

  • Larry Panus
    Larry Panus 2 days ago

    Thanks for the update I will be there is no idea how much I love you and miss you so much baby I love you so much baby I love you so much baby I love you so much and I hope you have a good day at work at the moment and will be in touch soon with a really crazy stuff and eat some food

  • largol33t1
    largol33t1 3 days ago

    This video is not exaggerating anything. i used to work at the central Texas hub for FedEx and it's so long it takes me a good 2 minutes to walk to my assigned loading bay. They ship an INSANE number of packages in just two hours. And no, we don't use cranes or mechanical equipment other than a conveyor belt. It's just old fashioned muscle power. A few things: pack your stuff and make sure it's well cushioned. FedEx employees are constantly under pressure to move the cargo and meet their deadline. They can't be gentle with the boxes. It simply is not reality. If you buy from Amazon, they use the worst, flimsiest boxes and the most pathetic "packing tape" imaginable. I've lost count how many times their boxes pop open and delay me because I have to retape the crappy, box. And they do not care about the weight: Amazon will pack even a 30-lb item in a box that clearly cannot support the weight. Sometimes, I pick up the box and the bottom falls out!
    Also, try to center your load if it's small. This protects it from the weight of other boxes. We have to stack from the bottom of the trailer clear to the ceiling. Then comes the biggest nightmare: car parts. If you got your package on the trailer first, I guarantee you, you will have the weight of 10' of boxes AND a Ford truck bumper on top of it. Make sure your box can take some abuse. Sorry, can't do anything if Amazon picks a crappy box for your $500 electronics. Which is why I don't buy electronics from them any more! LOL.

  • Zach Z
    Zach Z 4 days ago

    Me: Dear Leader, Can you please ship me a box full of Moranbong Band CDs and kimchi? While your at it, please send me Ri Sol Ju and Kim Yo Jong, each in their own wooden crate . Just ship them to Pittsburgh via DHL.
    Kim Jong Un: I'm sorry, I will not ship my wife or sister to the American Bastards so they can be raped. I might send you some kimchi though.

  • SunFlower
    SunFlower 5 days ago

    This video made me dizzy

  • Stinky Whizzletooth
    Stinky Whizzletooth 5 days ago+1

    All this so I can get my fleshlight delivered overnight :)

  • V42
    V42 5 days ago

    Fred smith pioneered a lot of this

  • BX B
    BX B 6 days ago

    I can send a package across the country in 5 days and I can send that same package across town in 5 days. WTFover!!!

  • devilzwishbone2013
    devilzwishbone2013 7 days ago

    Whilst watching this video i just thought....
    ... And people bitch about the pollution and carbon footprints from commercial flights
    Lets hope there isnt a fosil fuel shortage or spike in oil prices

  • Selig
    Selig 7 days ago

    I believe in Fedex! In less than 24 hours my time in Switzerland, my package went from here to Texas USA! The fastest shipping ever from Europe to the US I’ve ever seen. The receiver and i couldn’t even believe it lol.

  • soslothful
    soslothful 7 days ago

    It would be interesting to know how packages are sorted at the hubs.

  • V3ntilator
    V3ntilator 7 days ago

    DHL have overnight delivery from Norway to New York in less than one day.

  • Mark James
    Mark James 7 days ago

    Can you imagine the federal government doing this?

  • Brian Crawford
    Brian Crawford 7 days ago

    I wonder where the FedEx and UPS planes go to from here in Fresno. Over a million people in the metro area and over 4 million in the valley. One carrier has a 757 and the other a 767 so good sized planes. That many people and those sized planes make me think they're going to Memphis and Louisville instead of just up to Oakland